Brea Senior Center Leadership Council Members Recognized During Older Americans Month
In recognition of Older Americans Month every May, the Brea City Council recognized members of the Brea Senior Center Leadership Council for their engagement in and contributions to the community. This year’s theme was Communities of Strength, which recognized the important role older adults play in fostering the connection and engagement that builds strong, resilient communities. In Brea, older adults are a key source of community strength. This past year, friends, neighbors, and businesses found new ways to support one another. Through their experiences, successes, and difficulties, they have built resilience that helps them face new challenges. When communities tap into this, they become stronger as well.
Made in California is Now Open to the Public
On April 24, the Brea Gallery officially re-opened to the public with the 36th Annual Made in California Juried Exhibition. Featuring 89 artists from around the State, this exhibition showcases 111 individual art pieces in a variety of mediums including, but not limited to, sculpture, neon, ceramics, photography, installation art, fiber art, and much more. All art pieces were selected by Gallery staff from over 2,300 entries.
Though new restrictions from the State allow for museums and galleries to be open to the public, the Brea Gallery is continuing several online programs. These programs include a 3D-rendered, click-thru tour on ArtSteps; images and video of the exhibit on the Gallery’s blog and social media; artist Instagram Takeover weekends; and Instagram live curator tours with Gallery Director Heather Bowling.
Each year, Made in California features a Solo Show for one artist as an opportunity to present a body of their artwork. This year, from 157 submissions, La Mirada artist Jaana Baker was selected to show her series Poppies and Sampaguitas. At the beginning of May, the Los Angeles Times wrote a fantastic feature about Jaana’s work and the corresponding Made in California Exhibit.
See the exhibit on display (in person or online) through June 18.